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Social Work (B.S.S.W.)

Social Work (B.S.S.W.)

Overview

“The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet basic and complex needs of all people, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty,” explains the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). “Social workers help relieve and alleviate people's suffering, fight for social justice and improve lives and communities.”

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in social work receive the foundation needed to care for people in every stage of development, from children to the elderly. Social workers help individuals overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges and troubles, including: 

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Child welfare concerns  
  • Death
  • Depression 
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce 
  • Mental illness
  • Physical illness
  • Poverty
  • Stress
  • Unemployment

The mission of Trevecca’s social work program is to provide an integrated, generalist social work education based on Christian values. Our program promotes rigorous scholarship and deep personal growth for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service. The social work program develops graduates cognitively, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. As the program seeks to integrate faith and learning in social work practice, students will strive to uphold the core social work values which include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships and integrity and competence.

The social work program at Trevecca is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is supported by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Students who earn a  Bachelor’s of Science in social work graduate as generalist social work practitioners, meaning that they have completed the course and field learning necessary to be able to practice as a professional.

Graduates of Trevecca’s social work program will:

  • Be competent in the knowledge base of social work and its disciplines
  • Be prepared for beginning-level social work practice or graduate studies in social work
  • Demonstrate commitment to the basic values and ethics that shape social work practice from a Christian perspective
  • Recognize and appreciate cultural and social diversity including patterns and consequences of discrimination and oppression

There are nearly 700,000 professional social workers in the United States today with their bachelor's, master’s and doctorate in social work and that number is growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States. The NASW projects employment in the field will grow by 16 percent by 2026—faster than than the average for all other occupations.

Overview

“The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet basic and complex needs of all people, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty,” explains the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). “Social workers help relieve and alleviate people's suffering, fight for social justice and improve lives and communities.”

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in social work receive the foundation needed to care for people in every stage of development, from children to the elderly. Social workers help individuals overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges and troubles, including: 

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Child welfare concerns  
  • Death
  • Depression 
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce 
  • Mental illness
  • Physical illness
  • Poverty
  • Stress
  • Unemployment

The mission of Trevecca’s social work program is to provide an integrated, generalist social work education based on Christian values. Our program promotes rigorous scholarship and deep personal growth for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service. The social work program develops graduates cognitively, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. As the program seeks to integrate faith and learning in social work practice, students will strive to uphold the core social work values which include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships and integrity and competence.

The social work program at Trevecca is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is supported by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Students who earn a  Bachelor’s of Science in social work graduate as generalist social work practitioners, meaning that they have completed the course and field learning necessary to be able to practice as a professional.

Graduates of Trevecca’s social work program will:

  • Be competent in the knowledge base of social work and its disciplines
  • Be prepared for beginning-level social work practice or graduate studies in social work
  • Demonstrate commitment to the basic values and ethics that shape social work practice from a Christian perspective
  • Recognize and appreciate cultural and social diversity including patterns and consequences of discrimination and oppression

There are nearly 700,000 professional social workers in the United States today with their bachelor's, master’s and doctorate in social work and that number is growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States. The NASW projects employment in the field will grow by 16 percent by 2026—faster than than the average for all other occupations.